Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Look at what I got! ... Yarn and Books!!

I went to Color Knitting Class last night. Just barely got my homework/practice done. Which was just the stranded hearts that I added on to the Mosaic practice piece I did.

And just because I love stranded knitting. And just because I love the look of stranded mittens ... I got this book ... Knitting Marvelous Mittens. Fortunately, I got it at a much better price than what's out there right now. This a very convenient book, so I consider myself to be very lucky to find it at the right price. It also means I better knit some fancy mittens next month for the Knittin' Mittens KAL I'm in. I haven't even done January's yet, but I'll whip something up tonight and post tomorrow. I guess I hadn't done them yet because I'm the one giving the prize this month for the draw and of course I'm not in the drawing.

But I've been knitting the mittens each month to put aside for all the grandchildren for Christmas next year. Getting a head start this time. It's about time that I've smartened up right?

Well at the class last night we learned how to to Intarsia knitting ... I started & finished my practice piece right there. Used the cotton which doesn't have a nice smooth look, but it was only practice. Looks like sherbet flavors doesn't it?

AND The Seed Stitch Fine Yarn had a few bags of yarn still on clearance. Just sitting there. BEGGING to be taken home. Sooooo ....

Look at what I got ... Debbie Bliss Cotton DK for only $1.95 a skein. How could I go wrong? And the color mix will be perfect for something for the Munchkin who's first birthday is in March. Something to wear in the Spring & Summer right?

Something with Intarsia maybe?


crissy said...

omg yarn envy here LOl you lucky lady you. wowwwwwwwwww. what a wonderful catch on the yarn .
love the mitten book you got too. i havent done mittens in ages.
well back to knitting green hats.
i know i only have to do one. but everyone in this family is watching so i know its going to have to be a few to cover all the heads with gazing eyes LOL

Shelley said...

The stranded & intarsia samples look great! Can't wait to see the mittens you make from the book...sounds like a great book to have in the knitting library.

Dipsy said...

Your colour knitting is absolutely amazing - and woah, what a great yarn haul! I'm looking forward to seeing all the mittens that you're going to make from that book!

Sarah said...

What a great idea to start your mittens and save them up. I love your color choices, they are so happy!

Dove Knits said...

I love love love that mosaic/stranded piece! What fun colors. And the mitten book -- I don't have that one, but I have a similar one, and I love it. Although I've yet to make anything. Good job on the intarsia. It's easy to do, but hard to keep neat and straight.

Kim said...

I wish I had a shop with classes like that - just one technique at a time. All we have are beginning knitting and project based classes. Also, I ordered markers from Aija and she sent two bonus ones! She's great! I am waiting to post until I can get good pictures of the markers.

PatchesMom1973 said...

Wow - that class loks terrific! I like that they give you homework. I've been slacking off on my sweater so badly. But you'll be seeing me tomorrow!